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2021 Lexus IS teased – UPDATE: June 16 unveiling confirmed

Update, June 16: the new 2021 Lexus IS is now official. Full story here. Update, June 15: The new IS has now been revealed through leaked photos. See our story here. Update, June 12: Lexus has now confirmed it will unveil the new-generation 2021 Lexus IS on June 16 at 9am, AEST...

2021 Lexus LC Coupe price and specs

The updated 2021 Lexus LC Coupe range has officially landed in Australian dealerships, with pricing starting from just under $200,000 for both the V8-powered LC500 and hybrid-powered LC500h. The flagship Lexus Coupe range will commence at $194,747 plus on-road costs for the LC500, which continues with its familiar 5...

Lexus celebrates 30 years in Australia

Toyota’s luxury vehicle division Lexus has celebrated 30 years in Australia after bringing its first cars to local showrooms in May 1990. Over its 30 year tenure in Australia, Lexus has sold a total of 142,931 new cars (as of April 2020) – with the Japanese brand setting its annual sales record of 9612 vehicles last year...

Lexus planning a Toyota Yaris-based SUV – report

Lexus is believed to be planning a city SUV based the new Toyota Yaris Cross (shown above and below), according to international reports. The new Lexus model will be named the ‘BX’, the report by AutoHome claims, and it is expected in showrooms in 2023. The Lexus BX is expected to adopt the same 1...

Lexus UX 300e electric SUV gets 1 million km battery warranty

Japanese luxury brand Lexus has announced its UX 300e – its first pure electric car – will come with a 1 million kilometre/10-year warranty for its battery pack. While the model is yet to be confirmed for sale in Australia, overseas customers will have more than twice the warranty coverage on the battery pack than for the rest of the car...

2021 Lexus LC confirmed for Australia, convertible arriving this year

UPDATE: The 2021 Lexus LC500 Convertible is now on sale in Australia. Details here. Lexus has confirmed its updated 2021 model-year LC Coupe is due in Australian showrooms this June – with the long-awaited LC convertible to join the lineup by the end of 2020. Pricing for the 5.0-litre V8 LC500 Coupe (351kW/540Nm) and 3...

Lexus axes GS and GS-F, new V8 planned for future models

Toyota’s luxury division Lexus is poised to end production of the GS sedan – including the V8-powered GS-F performance model – by the end of this year. Lexus dealers in Australia are clearing remaining stock. A statement from Lexus Australia said Japan has “confirmed production of the GS and GS-F will cease later this year” and that “the GS and GS-F remain available in Australian dealerships”...

New Lexus seven-seat SUV flagship gets the green light – report

Toyota's luxury brand Lexus is a step closer to introducing a full-size seven-seat SUV flagship, according to a report from US publication Car and Driver. The magazine says the Lexus LQ styling will be inspired by the LF-1 Limitless concept from 2018 (pictured) and will slot between the popular Lexus RX soft-roader and the Lexus LX heavy-duty four-wheel-drive based on the Toyota LandCruiser...

2021 Lexus LC updates revealed, Australian details inbound

Lexus has announced upgrades for its sports flagship LC coupe in the North American market, and while local details are still to be revealed, a Lexus Australia spokesperson has confirmed we can expect to learn more in the coming months. While the changes remain relatively minor for the US model, revisions have been made to the model's infotainment, colour palette options, suspension, driver aid tech, and transmission mapping...

Lexus recalls more than 6000 vehicles affected by a faulty fuel pump

Lexus Australia has issued a recall of 6610 of its model-year 2013-2019 IS (ASE30 and GSE31), GS (ARL10, GLR10/11/12 and GWL10), RX (GGL2# and GYL2#), LC (GWZ100 and URZ100), LS (USF40, GVF50, VXFA50 and UVF4#), LX (URJ201), NX (AGZ1#) (pictured above), RC (ASC10 and GSC10), and IS-F (USE20) models due to a faulty fuel pump...

Lexus debuts the world's first 'tattooed' car

In an effort to take car design beyond the usual metallic or non-metallic paint debate, Lexus has partnered with London-based tattoo artist Claudia De Sabe to create what it claims is the world's first tattooed car. Named simply the 'Tattoo Car', the vehicle is actually a white Lexus UX compact SUV that was scratched "on purpose" to reveal the metallic body underneath, in an effort to prove that "scratching your car can be beautiful"...